Posted by Hannah on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 12:17pm.
Sue is building a triangle out of sticks. The length of the first side is "a" and the second side is of length "b". The length of the third side must be between 8 and 26 units. Find the product of "a" and "b".

PreCalculus  Steve, Monday, February 11, 2013 at 3:31pm
we know that 8 < a+b < 26, and if a>b,
cb < a < c+b
Other than that, there's not much to go on.
For example, we could have
c a b
8 4 6
13 9 9
and lots of others.
Is there something not explained?